The Power of a Good Label Gun

Retail stores may use a label gun in a variety of ways. If you think that a cheap, manual version that only puts prices on packages is good enough, chances are you’re not aware of the options available to you. Of course, this could be all certain businesses need, but by and large, retailers will Read More …

How to Find Qualified Workers for the Holidays

The holidays can bring retailers an end-of-year bump in sales that sees them through the slow-down after the New Year. This, however, necessitates hiring additional temporary staff to ensure that consumers aren’t frustrated by long lines or empty shelves. To compete and take advantage of increased holiday sales, you need calm, experienced, friendly staff to Read More …

Spinner Counter Displays Increase Impulse Purchases

Did you know that customers spend more money than they had planned in brick and mortar stores? One way to increase these impulse purchases is to use spinner counter displays. These incredibly handy tools will maximize space while displaying a wide variety of items. Spinner counter displays are perfect for showcasing items, such as books, Read More …

Gondola Shelving Displays: They Are Not Just For Convenience Stores Anymore!

Gondola displays are a versatile display system that you can customize for the unique needs of your store. With hundreds of display accessories to choose from, a few of them are Specialty Store Services exclusives, you can create the perfect display for your store. Do you want to display and merchandise clothing and apparel accessories? Read More …

Triggering the Buying Impulse

The overwhelming majority of consumers have at one time or another made an impulse purchase. Even the most self-disciplined shoppers can find themselves surrendering to the urge to save money or not miss a valuable opportunity. Making a purchase on the spur of the moment is an impulse buy. There are many reasons why people Read More …

A Common Retail Challenge: Keeping Shoes Straight

Just mention the words ‘shoe section’ to the average retail store operator and you may receive an angry look in return—and likely a few mumbled words of frustration as well. Many store owners and operators quickly become frustrated with their shoe section as they find that it is difficult (if not impossible) to keep organized, Read More …

Show Your Appreciation

A little appreciation can go a long way with customers. When was the last time someone showed they appreciated you? Do you remember how it made you feel? From a simple “thank you” to a small gesture, showing appreciation is a way of saying that you care. While is this common in our personal lives Read More …

Keeping It Fresh with New Inventory

One of the keys to success in the retail world is stocking your shelves with products your customers want to buy, rather than products you want to sell. This might seem like a semantic distinction, but it is of crucial importance. Many retailers hold on to old inventory far too long, hoping to sell it Read More …

Fresh Off the Boards: Keeping Your Apparel Irresistible

Motivating your shoppers to buy from you is why you are in business. Garments that look fresh and pressed are much more likely to sell faster than those that appear to have been just plucked out of a wrapper. To add sizzle to your sales, these seven simple tips can help you transform your newly-arrived Read More …

Social Media: Making The Right Post Can Be Everything!

There is no standard formula when it comes to Social Media. You will never know how your customers are going to respond to a tweet, a pin, an Instagram pic or a Facebook post until you do it. When you tap into something that works and your customers connect, they will start reposting and ‘liking’ Read More …